Becoming a well-rounded student includes developing experience inside and outside the classroom. As such, several funds have been established to help students participate in initiatives that are non-academic in nature, such as coordinating events for other students, for travel, and to attend conferences while enrolled at the University of Guelph. Respective contact information or documents have been listed below each funding description:
Both funding opportunities are supported by students’ through the Student Services Fee and have been designed to provide funding for initiatives which fall outside of the Student Life Enhancement Fund (SLEF) timeline. Applicants are asked to request from only one of the following financial sources: SLEF or the Special Grants/Speakers' Fund. Funds are designed specifically for non-academic initiatives on or off campus, and are allocated to support participating in or providing initiatives designed to enrich the student experience. Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed approximately every three weeks by a Committee comprised of a student majority.
PLEASE NOTE: Based on the new ancillary fee guidelines being implemented by the Ministry, the Special Grants and Speakers’ Fund process has been placed on hold and is not currently accepting applications.
For more information regarding the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) Tuition Fee Framework and Ancillary Fee Guidelines for Publicly-Assisted Universities can be found online.
This fund provides grants to academic departments, administrative units, and recognized student groups for new projects or the enhancement of existing services that improve student life. Funds are designed specifically for non-academic initiatives on or off campus, and are allocated to support participating in or providing initiatives designed to enrich the student experience. Funding is for the current school year, fall to summer. Applicants are asked to request from only one of the following financial sources: SLEF or the Special Grants/Speakers' Fund. The deadline has now passed and will not be open again until October 2019.
Student Volunteer Connections (SVC) aims to reduce barriers to volunteering, and each year allocates a portion of its budget to help make volunteering more accessible. By subsidizing some of the associated costs with local volunteering, SVC aims to promote, support, and foster student volunteerism. Subsidies are available in the Fall and Winter Semesters. The application deadline is on the 40th class day of the semester, and the successful applicants will receive their funding on the last day of classes.
Funds were established in recognition of Gordon Nixon and his outstanding contributions in supporting student life, alumni activities, and fundraising at the University. This is an annual grant with funding of up to $10,000 made available to one or more campus-based student organization(s).
Student Financial Services is committed to seeing that Guelph students have the opportunity to experience different cultures and communities and provide experiences to enhance learning experiences. Travel Grants are used to offset additional costs like airfare, vaccinations and travel insurance costs that are associated with travelling.
Calling all University of Guelph faculty, staff and students. Do you have a great idea that will improve life and make the University an even better place? Apply for support of up to $2,000 from Gryphons Care donors.